Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

First results for searches of exotic decays with NA62 in beam-dump mode

Jul 7, 2022, 12:00 PM
Room 10 (Magenta B)

Room 10 (Magenta B)

Parallel Talk Beyond the Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model


Elisa Minucci (CERN and Syracuse University)


We report on the search visible decays of exotic mediators from data taken in "beam-dump" mode with the NA62 experiment.
The NA62 experiment can be run as a "beam-dump experiment" by removing the Kaon production target and moving the upstream collimators into a "closed" position.
In 2021, more than 10^17 protons on target have been collected in this way during a week-long data-taking campaign by the NA62 experiment.
Using past experience, the upstream beam-line magnets were configured to sizeably reduce background induced by 'halo' muons.
We report on the analysis results of this data, with a particular emphasis on Dark Photon Models.

In-person participation No

Primary authors

Patrizia Cenci (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Elisa Minucci (CERN and Syracuse University)

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